Estimation of sea ICE thickness in the Arctic Sea using polarimetric parameters of C- and X-band space-borne SAR data

Jin Woo Kim, Duk Jin Kim, Byong Jun Hwang

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Abstract

In this study, we derived the relationship between target depolarization factor and physical parameters of sea ice in order to estimate the thickness using dual-polarization C-and X-band space-borne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data. The target depolarization factor, the cross-polarized ratio of C-band SAR data, which can explain the target depolarization effect, were strongly related to changes in surface roughness of thick First-Year Ice (FYI) and Multi-Year Ice (MYI), and were almost insensitive to variations in the surface dielectric constant of thick FYI and MYI and the incidence angle of C-band SAR data. This relationship showed a high correlation between target depolarization factor of C-band SAR data, the cross-polarized ratio, and thick FYI and MYI thickness. We validated the estimated method using RADARSAT-2 and TerraSAR-X data and ground-truth data acquired in the Arctic Sea off the northern coast of Greenland.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2402-2405
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781424495665, 9781424495641
ISBN (Print)9781424495658
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 25 Jul 201030 Jul 2010
Conference number: 30
https://dblp.org/db/conf/igarss/igarss2010.html

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Abbreviated titleIGARSS 2010
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period25/07/1030/07/10
Internet address

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    Kim, J. W., Kim, D. J., & Hwang, B. J. (2010). Estimation of sea ICE thickness in the Arctic Sea using polarimetric parameters of C- and X-band space-borne SAR data. In 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (pp. 2402-2405). [5650103] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5650103